Thursday, 17 June 2010

A Tag - Just Because!

I think I must be in withdrawal mode, no more countdown tags to do - Linda has safely arrived in the States. But I still found myself doing a tag tonight...

At the weekend I had cut out with my Tim die, the hanging sign in grungepaper, put aside ready for inspiration.  I am not sure that inspiration has actually struck, I think mojo's gone on the plane with Linda...  Anyhow:
I have used pumice stone for the square tag (mainly because Linda said she wasn't sure about it and I realised I hadn't really used it either since buying it, but I think I like it) and thrown some drops of water at it, I used walnut stain and rusty hinge for the hanger bit and rusty hinge for the sign bit, the stamp on that is Wendy V.  Once I stamped that on the sign I couldn't decide what else it needed, but found myself cutting out and colouring grungepaper butterflies, the green ones have been sparkled with glimmer mist (key lime pie, I am  LIKING this colour!).  I then stamped the Tim texts on a scrap of grungepaper.                                                                                   Not convinced about the overall effect but I like the hanging sign die and once I get my head round what to do with it, I am sure it will be fine. As it says, "it's all perspective"!

7 comments:

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Love the tag Helen ;-) I love making tags. I've got the hanging sign too, I think you could use it on men's cards. I'm a bit unsure about Tim's butterfly die, I think it's 'cos it's quite big really I wanted to use it on a tag the other day but it didn't look right, even using it as a side on butterfly IYKWIM. I like the Pumice Stone too. I know it does look a bit mucky but I've used it with pink and it looked great, also good for background stamping for a subtle effect.
Anne xx

flutterbycrafter said...

Stunning, love it.

Carmen said...

Love this - I personally love that pumice stone colour... I say that like I actually have it. I don't am just going on yours and Lindas stuff. I only own about 4 distress inks *gasp* :P

Love how you've attached it with those rings too.

Jackie said...

Love those butterflies!
Hope your mojo returns quicker than Linda!

Lori said...

I think it's SWELL! And yes, I do kinda like that Key Lime color I see there, thought by the name it might be a tad brighter, but really adds to the piece! I also love the Key Lime Pie, but not something that is common around here...I think I'm digressing. Wonderful piece, Helen!

craftytrog said...

Love what you've done with this die Helen! The colours are great! x

Kathy said...

What a great idea, I love this little hanging plaque